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« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2007 05:30:24 AM »

so cute! threading through the styro, especially if its hard styrofoam, can be a real pain! Unless you drill a hole through all of the balls beforehand.
I'd probably just sew a little tack or zig-zag stitch where the ends of the wrappers come together
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« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2007 06:48:08 AM »

Seems to me you could use polyfill rolled into round shapes. Then all you would need is a long needle to drive the thread directly through the candy to string.
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« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2007 07:26:32 AM »

Great idea!  We have two new kitties this year and our three year old, so this is nice - been looking for unbreakable and non-shiny tree decs.  Thank you!
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« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2007 07:56:50 AM »

Just wanted to join in and say these are great!  Inspiration for many variations on the theme - thanks!
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« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2007 03:51:38 PM »

jennyleigh: that's an awesome idea. But the I bought a bag of 12 small Styrofoam balls for a buck so I think the wooden bead idea may be a lot of cash. At least where I live.

HSG: those felt ones are cute too! I think due to the thickness of felt they would be more difficult to make.

Cherry_Chickentoes: They're a bit smaller than a golf ball.

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« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2007 03:53:22 PM »

My gosh! I am absolutely in love with your idea and must make some for myself
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« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2007 06:27:34 PM »

That is awesome!!!  I might have try this myself!
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« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2007 10:08:22 PM »

Well, I finished stringing the bonbon garland tonight. And I must say, it was much easier than I had anticipated.

The only change I'd suggest is this: instead of hot gluing the part that's twist, I'd try using a small piece of a twist tie. I think that would be so very much easier. And it would be faster, and no hot glue burns... yippee!!



Here's the completed garland. It's about 6 feet long.
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« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2007 07:46:42 AM »

This is a great idea and a fantastic way to use up the cheery little fabric scraps I can never throw away! Good job!
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« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2007 09:49:55 AM »

That is such a cute idea! I love your color combos too! Great job!
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